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Diocese of Kagoshima

Bishop Francis Xavier Hiroaki Nakano
Bishop Hiroaki Nakano
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Bishop Francis Xavier Hiroaki Nakano
13-42 Terukuni-cho,
Kagoshima-shi 892-0841, Japan

Phone: (099)226-5100
Fax :225-0440
Email: [email protected]

Bishop Nakano was born on April 15, 1951 in Kagoshima. He studied philosophy and theology at St. Sulpice Major Seminary of Fukuoka. He later obtained a licentiate in dogmatic theology from the Pontifical Urban University of Rome, Italy. Bishop Nakano was ordained a priest on April 2, 1978 for the Diocese of Kagoshima.

Pope Francis on July 7 appointed Francis Xavier Hiroaki Nakano the new Bishop of Kagoshima.

Previous Ordinaries:

  • Bishop Paul Kenjiro Koriyama (3 Dec 2005 Appointed - 7 Jul 2018 Retired)
  • Bishop Paul Shin’ichi Itonaga (1970 - 2005)
  • Bishop Paul Shin'ichi Itonaga (1970-2005)
  • Bishop Joseph Asajiro Satowaki (1955-1968)
  • Msgr. Francis Ichitaro Ideguchi (1940-1955 Prefect Apostolic)
  • Bishop Paul Aijiro Yamaguchi (1936-1940 Administrator Apostolic)
  • Msgr. Egide Roy, O.F.M. (1927-1936 Prefect Apostolic)
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